Treatment of rheumatism with modern and folk remedies
Rheumatism is a systemic disease of connective tissues and vessels that is of an infectious and allergic nature. This disease develops more often, as a complication of acute streptococcal infection in children and adolescents from 7 to 15 years, but rheumatism can affect the body of an adult, especially the elderly, with weakened immunity.
There are five variants of the localization of the rheumatic inflammatory process:
Rheumatic carditis - affects all the membranes of the heart: pericardium, endocardium, but above all the myocardium;
Rheumed polyarthritis - articular form of the disease;
Rheumatic cholangitis - rheumatic vasculitis of small vessels of the brain;
Rheumoeritis is a cutaneous form of the disease;
Rheumatic fever is a rheumatic inflammation of the bronchi, lungs and pleura.
In very rare cases, rheumatic peritonitis of internal organs, as well as rheumohepatitis or rheumatic rhinitis may develop. But usually the infection does not reach the organs of the digestive tract, liver and kidneys.
If there is a suspicion of rheumatism, treatment should be started immediately, because this disease is dangerous for its formidable complications, especially the development of severe heart disease. Rheumatism in children and adults is treated by a doctor specializing in specialty - rheumatologist. And today we will tell you all about the modern therapy of this disease, folk methods of treatment, sanatorium-and-spa activities and the optimal diet for patients.
Treatment of rheumatism in adults
Experienced rheumatologist at the first stage of treatment of rheumatism throws all his strength to suppress streptococcal infection, because it was the main cause of the disease. The second most important after antibiotic therapy is hormone therapy, because too much current inflammatory process threatens irreversible destructive changes in the heart. The third important place is immunomodulatory therapy, sanatorium and physiotherapy, dispensary observation, tempering - in short, all the measures necessary to prevent recurrence of rheumatism and return the patient to a healthy, active life.
Treatment of rheumatism in adults is carried out in three stages:
Therapy in a hospital( 1,5-3 months);
Treatment in a special sanatorium with a cardio-rheumatologic direction;
Regular visit to the polyclinic for dispensary registration.
Medical treatment of rheumatism
Antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, corticosteroid, antihistamine, analgesic, immunomodulating drugs, as well as cardiac glycosides, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs of the new generation, vitamins, potassium and magnesium are included in the basic composition of the antirheumatic program.
The main goal of hormone therapy is to avoid the development of pancarditis, the total defeat of all the membranes of the heart. To stop the acute inflammatory process, patients under constant dynamic ECG observation during 10-14 days are administered corticosteroids: prednisolone or methylprednisolone. Strengthen the anti-inflammatory effect can be drugs such as diclofenac: diclobene, diclouran, voltaren. They are taken either orally( in tablets) or rectally( in suppositories).
A new word in nonhormonal treatment of rheumatism is NSAIDs( non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs): aeralt, ketonal, neurolide, ambien, nimasil, celeprex. The last drug at a dosage of 200-400 mg / day is the optimal choice, because it combines high efficiency and complete safety - tselebrex almost does not give side effects from the gastrointestinal tract, unlike other anti-inflammatory drugs.
To eliminate the root cause of rheumatism, streptococcal infection, the following types of beta-lactam antibiotic are used:
Amoxicillin - 1.5 g three times a day;
Phenoxymethylpenicillin - similarly;
Benzathinpenicillin - Injection in the case of severe gastrointestinal side effects with oral administration of penicillins;
Cefadroxil - or another antibiotic from the cephalosporin group, 1g twice daily if penicillins are intolerant.
Treatment of prolonged and often relapsing rheumatism is performed using cytostatic immunosuppressants: azathioprine( imarant), chlorbutin, endoxan, 6-mercaptopurine. Chlorbutin is prescribed at 5-10 mg per day, and the calculation of the remaining drugs of this group is made based on the patient's body weight: 0.1-1.5 mg / 1 kg. Immunosuppressants - this is an extreme measure, which has to go to suppress the inadequate hyperreaction of immunity to the causative agent of infection. In addition to the above medicines for the treatment of rheumatism in adults, cardiac glycosides, drugs for the maintenance of cardiac metabolism( pumpan, mildronate, taurine, phytorelax, instenon, trimetazidine, tonsiginal, molsidomine, hawthorn extract), as well as drugs that saturate the blood with potassium and magnesium, magnetores, asparks).
A heavy patient with bed rest is shown a diet with a low fat and carbohydrate content, total salt rejection and a decrease in fluid intake up to one liter a day. If there is severe sweating, a small amount of salt is added to the food, since sodium chloride helps to retain moisture in the body.
The ration of a patient with rheumatism is enriched with vegetables, fruits and freshly squeezed juices. Fish, poultry and lean meat are boiled, baked or steamed. One day is made mono-unloading: the patient uses only kefir, potatoes, salad, apples, cottage cheese with milk or dried fruits.
To eat with rheumatism should be small portions of 5-6 times a day, avoid sharp dishes and sauces, refuse from bakery products and products that cause fermentation and gas formation( cabbage, grape juice, legumes, fat whole milk, lemonade).
Balneotherapy is the best spa treatment for rheumatism
Mineral waters gently and naturally regulate hemodynamics, increase cardiac output and normalize the heartbeat, so balneotherapy is recommended as an optimal end of the main stage of treatment of rheumatism. Staying in the seaside resort positively affects the general well-being and mood of the patient, and this is very important for successful recovery.
The following types of mineral waters are used for balneotherapeutic treatment of rheumatism:
If against a background of rheumatism a mitral-aortic heart disease develops in the patient, carbon dioxide and radon baths, which effectively restore hemodynamics and normalize the heart rhythm, are best for the patient. Patients in a state of persistent remission are shown applications from medical mud to the area of joints affected by rheumatism.
Balneotherapy has a complex positive effect on the exhausted organism: it strengthens the immune system, activates the work of the endocrine glands, improves digestion and stimulates a good appetite, eliminates insomnia, weakness and apathy. Only patients with heart failure of stage 2A and above, as well as patients with aortic heart disease of stage CH and above, balneotherapy, unfortunately, is contraindicated.
Treatment of rheumatism in a sanatorium should not be limited to taking medicinal baths and drinking mineral water. Useful walks in the fresh air, moderate physical activity, stay on the beach, because the sea climate itself has a surprising effect on the sick body. Strengthen the beneficial effect of balneotherapy can be the intake of vitamins, minerals and drugs that nourish the hearts and strengthen the immune system( we mentioned them above).
Clinical examination of rheumatic patients
When the main stage of treatment of rheumatism is left behind, it is necessary to visit your rheumatologist or local therapist on a regular basis, so that at the first signs of remission, urgent measures should be taken. Close monitoring of the patient's condition with rheumatism and preventive courses of taking maintenance medications is the key to a stable remission.
Clinical examination for rheumatism solves several problems:
Control over the patient's condition and prompt response to any changes in his condition;
Assignment of drugs to normalize blood circulation and support the heart if necessary;
Consultation with a surgeon and performing a heart surgery, if required;
Analysis of the patient's ability to work and resolving questions about assigning a disability group;
Recommendations for lifestyle, nutrition, hardening and physical activity.
Treatment of rheumatism in children
Unfortunately, rheumatism most often chooses children and adolescents as its victims, moreover, in the same patients in a mature and advanced age the disease usually recurs, and strikes a new blow to the joints and heart. A child with acute rheumatism usually has to be placed in a hospital for a long( 1.5-2 months) course of treatment. Therapeutic tactics are selected individually, based on localization, the severity of the inflammatory process and the degree of destructive influence on the heart. Treatment of rheumatism in children is not only the intake of medications, but also special physiotherapy procedures and a special diet. But first things first.
Medical treatment of rheumatic fever in children is performed with the help of the following drugs:
Analginum or amidopyrine - 0,15-0,2 grams for every year of a child's life per day, but not more than 2,5 grams;
Aspirin ( acetylsalicylic acid) - 0.2-0.25 grams per year of life per day;
Salicyalat sodium - 0.5 grams for each year of life per day, the dosage is divided into 4-6 receptions and after the subsidence of acute symptoms of rheumatism is gradually reduced, but not earlier than a month after the first recorded attack of the disease;
Butadione - for children under 7 years, 0.05 g three times a day, from 0 to 8 years - 0.08 g, and for adolescents over 10 years - 0.1-0.12 g.
In modern practice of treatmentrheumatism in children is often used combined preparations of pyrabutol and rheopyrin, which contain both amidopyrine and butadione. Dosage is also calculated based on the age of the small patient.
In the first, acute stage of rheumatic fever, to overcome the inflammatory process and prevent irreversible damage to the heart membranes is possible only with the help of synthetic hormones - corticosteroids. The most popular representatives of this class of medicines for the treatment of rheumatism: voltaren and indomethacin( methindol).Hormonal therapy is performed for at least a month.
Therapy of Sluggish Rheumatism in Children
If the disease develops very slowly, and until it causes a significant damage to the heart muscle, you can avoid the appointment of glucocorticoids, and instead of hormones, use drugs from the chloroquine group - plaquenil or delagil. Dosage is calculated based on body weight: 0.5-10 mg per kilogram.
A child over the age of seven is still advisable to prescribe a hormonal drug to suppress the inflammatory process: prednisolone, dexamethasone, triamcinolone at a dosage of 10 to 20 mg per day, depending on the age, weight and nature of the course of rheumatism.
If the body has parallel infectious processes, for example, a cold, then in addition to corticosteroids, a 14-day course of antibiotics is prescribed. The choice of the drug remains at the discretion of the attending physician and depends on the type of infection.
In addition to medical treatment, dry heat is used, warming up with solux, ultraviolet and UHF irradiation. Sluggish rheumatism in children does not require a permanent stay in a medical hospital - usually the child is treated at home and visits the treatment room.
Therapy for acute rheumatic fever in children
A substance called curcumin, which is extracted from the popular spice of turmeric, can have a therapeutic effect on patients with rheumatoid arthritis. In addition, the data obtained from many studies suggest that curcumin eliminates the inflammatory process that occurs in some cancers, promotes the treatment of psoriatic lesions, intestinal diseases, Alzheimer's disease. The substance has proven itself as a fighter with autoimmune pathologies and chronic pain.
Omega-3 removes inflammation of the joints
The use of polyunsaturated Omega-3 acid is not to be doubted. Her ability to relieve inflammation from the joints in many diseases( rheumatism, arthritis, arthrosis) has long been proven.
Its action is due to three main mechanisms:
Therefore, it is so important to take Omega-3 not only during the development of the inflammatory process, but also for the prevention of joint diseases.
The roots of aconite from rheumatism
The most radical folk remedy for treating rheumatism is homeopathy using poisonous aconite, which is considered to be the most effective remedy. Natural poison, penetrating the body, triggers an immune response, with which you can defeat any disease, including cancer and rheumatism. If in the first case the poisonous tincture is taken orally by a special scheme, then in the second it is used for rubbing into the joints affected by rheumatism.
Tincture for external use. . Take 50 grams of grated akonite root of Dzungarian, pour half a liter of good vodka, tightly seal the jar( ideally - from dark glass) and insist 2 weeks in a dark, cool place, from time to time shaking. Avoiding penetration of light and air is very important, since the toxic alkaloids of aconite are volatile and are susceptible to oxidation. Ready tincture strain and store in the refrigerator in the same tightly ukuporennoy container.
At night, rub it into the aching joints in turn, that is, not all at once, but first in the right knee, then in the left one;in the right elbow, then in the left, and so on. Tincture of aconite very strongly stimulates blood circulation and accelerates the heartbeat somewhat - this effect will be felt right away. After rubbing the patient's joint, it is necessary to wrap a flannel or tie a scarf, in the morning, how to remove the bandage, first wait 2 hours, and then wash or wipe the limb with cool water.
Decoction for external use. To prepare the broth, take 10 g of root and pour half a liter of water. The resulting mixture is placed in an enamel saucepan on a fire and cook for 2 hours. After cooling, it is filtered. Such decoction can wipe the affected joints up to 3 times a day. It so intensifies the blood circulation that you can immediately feel an extraordinary palpitation.
Aconite tincture for internal use. For the preparation of alcohol tincture, take 2.5-3 g of dry root in a crushed form and pour 100 grams of vodka. The container must be made of dark glass. After it is placed in a warm place for 2 weeks and insisted. Before use, you must strain.
The reception scheme is as follows:
Take the tincture followed by courses, the number of which should be three. The break between the courses is 5 days.
It is important to remember that the plant is poisonous, so compliance with precautionary measures will not be superfluous. Treated places should be wiped, hands thoroughly washed. When symptoms of poisoning appear, it is necessary to wash the intestines and stomach, as well as seeking medical help and refusing to take the medicine.
Among the alarming signs of poisoning can be identified:
With prolonged chronic and often recurrent rheumatism, coniferous tincture can become a real salvation. It is prepared from fresh May needles of pine and medical alcohol. Fill a full liter can of needles, pour alcohol to the top, seal with a tight lid and insist in a dark and warm place for three weeks, periodically shaking. Strain the ready folk remedy for rheumatism and take it 8 drops per piece of sugar for half an hour before meals three times a day for 4-6 months.
Treatment of rheumatism with folk remedies
There are 2 interesting folk recipes that help with rheumatism:
Author of the article: Muravitsky Igor Valerevich, rheumatologist;Sokolova Nina Vladimirovna, phyto-therapeutist, especially for the site ayzdorov.ru
If the child is diagnosed with pathological changes in the cardiovascular system and circulatory insufficiency, he is shown treatment with drugs of the glycoside group: 0.05% solution of strophanin, extract of digitalis( 0,03-0,075 g three times a day), 0,06% solution of Korglikona. In addition to glycosides, diuretics are used to treat acute rheumatism in children: fonurit and euphyllin.
In case of rheumatism to the standard set of antibiotics and corticosteroids it is expedient to add vitamins of group B( primarily pyridoxine 50 mg per day), as well as vitamin C in glucose solution( 1 ml of 5% solution per 10-15 ml of 20%solution) to maintain the body;the introduction is carried out intramuscularly, the course - 10 days.
Novocain and preparations of the antihistamines group: claritin, cetrin, loratadine are used to alleviate the pain syndrome and blunt the severity of symptoms in the treatment of acute childhood rheumatism.
The course of treatment of acute rheumatism in children on average takes from one and a half to two months. Then the child is sent for a couple of months to the sanatorium-resort institution, gain strength and recover from a serious illness. Despite the final recovery, all the children who have suffered rheumatism create a special medical card of the form Ns30, which is stored in the polyclinic by the district pediatrician and serves as a constant reminder of the special status of the small patient.
Modern methods of treating rheumatism allow in 85-90% of cases to expect a complete recovery of the child, but nevertheless, 10-15% of children can not avoid the development of heart disease. If such unhappiness has occurred, you will have to avoid physical exertion for the rest of your life, adhere to a special diet and take supportive medications. That is why it is so important to sound an alarm in time and to see a doctor at the first sign of a terrible illness.
5 most effective remedies for rheumatism
Turmeric will ease pain
Rheumatism - treatment
Rheumatism is a common disease that affects connective tissues of joints. Most often accompanied by seasonal exacerbations and disorders in the work of the cardiovascular system.
Causes of rheumatism
Appears due to streptococcal infections, poor heredity, slagging of blood due to improper diet. The disease can be an exacerbation of scarlet fever, transferred "on the legs" of angina, pharyngitis.
Diagnosis of rheumatism
In laboratory conditions it is difficult to determine the rheumatic cause of pain.
There are a few diagnostic options but they are quite complex:
- analysis for the presence of Group A streptococci;
- hematological analysis( blood biochemistry) for the presence of rheumatism in the acute phase.
Most often, the diagnosis is made due to clinical signs of rheumatism. To laboratory methods resort very rarely.
You can see violations when performing:
- USD of the heart;
- ECG( manifested in violation of the heart rate);
Treatment of rheumatism
In case of an exacerbation of the disease, recommend bed rest, sometimes - hospitalization for several weeks. How to treat rheumatism is decided only by a doctor, combining medicamental therapy with folk remedies or procedures that can be done at home. The most commonly prescribed anti-inflammatory drugs along with glucocorticoids "Prednisol"
Additionally, depending on the situation, antibiotics penicillin group with immunostimulants "Histoglobulin" are prescribed.
The main cure for rheumatism is sleep and rest, proper nutrition. To avoid the consequences of the disease, physiotherapy is used. Warm spots with UHF lamps, electrophoresis, radon and ozone baths.
Treatment of rheumatism with folk remedies is recommended in conjunction with drug therapy, under the supervision of a doctor. Thanks to home procedures you can remove puffiness when exacerbating, dull pain, remove strong inflammation by natural means.
The main recipes of traditional medicine in its composition have a lemon. It helps to remove inflammation, use its juice and peel. Also effective are: infusion of birch buds, animal fat( bear, nutria, badger).
How to cure rheumatism completely, without relapses - has not yet been studied. Very often the disease begins to appear with new strength in the off-season, after a cold, flu, and an exacerbation of heart diseases.
Ointment for rheumatism
Ointment for rheumatism can be prepared at home - this will require:
- dry mustard.
This agent has a local effect, relieves acute pain and inflammation.
Prevention of rheumatism
Prevention of rheumatism is divided into the main and auxiliary:
The main prevention means prevention of the disease:
- increase immunity, temper the body, monitor the nutrition, rest;
- timely treatment of streptococcal infections.
The auxiliary should direct all forces to prevent relapses of rheumatic attacks.
Diet for rheumatism involves reducing allergens in foods, removing inflammation, correcting metabolic disorders,reduces the harm from medications.
Nutrition for rheumatism is prescribed taking into account the propensity to kidney diseases, problems with the gastrointestinal tract, circulatory disorders or metabolic processes of the body. It is recommended to pay attention to bread without salt, vegetable soups, dairy products( especially cottage cheese and hard cheese), cooked in a double boiler, diet meat and fish, cooked fruits and vegetables, cereals, compotes.
It should be excluded from the diet of spices, spicy food, canned food, beans, liver, fried meat and fish, cocoa, coffee, confectionery, baking.
Traditional medicine - treatment of rheumatism with folk remedies
Rheumatism is a systemic inflammatory disease of connective tissue with a predominant lesion of the heart, blood vessels and joints. Mostly children and young people are ill: women are 3 times more likely than men. Is manifested by the pain and stiffness of the muscles and, or joints, redness and swelling of the joints.
Treatment of rheumatism with folk remedies:
Birch leaves from rheumatism.
If you are suffering from rheumatism, try this method. Narvite fresh, better young, birch leaves. At home, boil them with boiling water, so that they become softer and better attached to the skin. Cover them with sore spots, place a compress on top and warm everything with a scarf or a handkerchief. With this compress, go to bed. So do for quite some time, a few weeks. And the result will not take long. The pain will recede. This is a wonderful tool.
Razryka from any pain associated with joints.
This cleanser works well for radiculitis, arthritis, osteochondrosis or any pain associated with joints and bone tissue. Buy in a pharmacy 1 bottle( 10 ml) of camphor alcohol, 1 bottle( 10 ml) of iodine and 10 tablets of analgin. Mix all this with 300 ml of alcohol. Put it in a dark place. After 21 days tincture can be used.
Juniper will relieve rheumatism.
Rheumatism is best treated internally. It is then that the medicine does not just warm and anesthetize, but treats. For these purposes, the tincture of juniper is the best. Cook it like this: 1 tbsp.dry juniper berries pour 1 tbsp.vodka and leave for 3 days. This tincture take 2 tsp.in a day. The course of treatment is 2 months. The effect will not come immediately, but closer to the end of treatment. Annually spend a course of treatment with this tincture. You will forget about rheumatism. Sunflower baskets from rheumatism.
For a medicine, sunflower baskets, cut at the beginning of the ripening of sunflower seeds, are needed. As soon as white seeds appeared, the baskets can be cut and dried. Then finely chop and fold in jars. Pour baskets of vodka in the ratio 1: 5.Add for 1 tbsp.spoon of baby soap, powdered into powder. Mix everything and put the jars in the sun. The medicine is infused for 8-10 days. Rub the affected area twice a day, morning and evening.
Broth from the stalk of corn treats rheumatism.
At 1 tbsp.take 1 tsp water.stump corn, simmer for 10 minutes. Let it brew for 30 minutes, strain and drink every day 3 cups of broth for 6-8 weeks. Even old muscular rheumatism will pass.
The recipe of the Austrian physician Rudolf Brois from rheumatism.
For the treatment of rheumatism, try the following remedies:
- For 200 ml of boiling water take 15 g of burdock root. Decoction to take 1 tbsp.spoon 4 times a day before meals.
- 1 teaspoon cornel root pour 1 tbsp.water, boil for 15 minutes. Daily intake of 2 tablespoons 3 times a day.
- Take 1 dec.a spoon of wild rose, raspberry, black currant. Raw material pour 3 tbsp.boil, persist for 20 minutes and strain. The received means to take 0.5 st.2 times a day before meals.
- Another effective remedy for the treatment of rheumatism is this ointment: take 800 g of fresh, unsalted cow oil. Lay in a clay pot alternating with birch buds: a layer of oil about a half centimeter, then a layer of kidneys of the same thickness. And so on until the pot is filled. Then close the pot with a lid and put it on for 24 hours in a well-heated oven( ie 30 minutes warm the oven to 220-240 ° C, turn off and put the pot).Then strain the oil through the cheesecloth, wring out and add 8-10 g of camphor, powdered into powder. Keep this ointment in the refrigerator tightly closed. Rub it sore spots at least once a day, preferably in the evening, before going to bed.
Mullein will relieve pain with rheumatism.
Mullein infusion with vodka in a ratio of 1: 5 - per 100 g of flowers take 500 g of vodka and insist 20 days. After filtering it is used as an anesthetic for rubbing into joints with rheumatism, arthritis and especially with neuralgic pains.
Bay leaf for rheumatism.
With rheumatoid arthritis, you can be treated with a bay leaf.5 g of crushed leaves( about 15-20 pieces) for five minutes cook on low heat in 300 ml of boiling water and for 3-4 hours to insist in the thermos. Drink this infusion in small sips through a straw for 12 hours( immediately all can not!).The procedure should be carried out for three days. Then take a break for 1 -2 weeks and another three days to drink the infusion of bay leaf. On the days of intake, food should be vegetarian. In the first year, this cleaning should be done quarterly, then once a year, and after treatment you will become much easier.
Herbs for rheumatism.
In the treatment of rheumatism try the following composition: Mix in equal parts the grass of violets, a leaf of birch and nettles, the root of parsley.1 tbsp.mixture pour 1 tbsp.boil, simmer in a water bath for 10 minutes, insist 20 minutes, drain. Drink to 0.5 tbsp.3-4 times a day.
Pumpkin and Jerusalem artichoke are excellent remedies for rheumatism.
With rheumatoid arthritis, the following helps: Brew in a five-liter pot 200 grams of dry grass or 1 kg of fresh bulk of Jerusalem artichoke, and simmer on low heat for 40 minutes. Strain in a bucket, add hot water and steam for 15-20 minutes. Take with the same decoction and a common bath, which is very useful not only for the joints, but also for the vessels. In autumn, drink twice a day( in the morning and in the evening) for 150 ml of fresh pumpkin juice.
Tavolga with rheumatism.
For rheumatism and pain in the joints, apply the roots of the pubescent( labaznika): 1 tsp.crushed raw material pour 1 glass of water, boil 30 minutes, strain and drink 1 tbsp.l.3-4 times a day. To ease the condition, you can use ointment: 5 g of powder from the leaves of the twig, 9 g of Vaseline, 8 g of lanolin( or fresh butter) and mix.
Collection for rheumatism.
For the treatment of rheumatism, there is such a recipe: one must take equally the licorice root, the root of the large burdock, the roots of the dandelion, the leaves of the nettle, crushed, mixed.4 tablespoons mixture pour 1 liter of very hot water in a thermos, insist the night, strain and drink 1/2 cup infusion 3-4 times a day. This herbal composition helps to quickly remove excess salts from the body, relieves inflammation and swelling and therefore acts quickly and efficiently. Yarrow common from rheumatism.
To prevent an exacerbation of arthritis, sciatica, or rheumatism, there is a surprisingly simple but effective prescription.1 tablespoon dried herb yarrow should be filled with 1 glass of boiling water, cover, cover with a thick soft towel and leave for 1 hour to insist, and then drain. During the day, 3-4 times you should take this infusion for one tablespoon. If the pain is already there, then take yarrow infusion should be until they disappear. But if you start to drink it, without waiting for an attack, then continue taking it for 20 days. This course of treatment not only reduces the risk of another attack of joint pain, but also makes the whole body stronger.
Celery is odorous from rheumatism.
For rheumatism, gout, joint pain, fresh celery will help. Squeeze the juice and drink it 1-2 h. 2-3 times a day. Or 1 tbsp.spoon fresh roots fill in 2 tbsp.boil, and insist 4 hours, then strain. Take the 1 st.spoon 3-4 times a day for 30 minutes before meals. You can also insist the celery in cold water( 4 h) and take 1 / 3-1 / 4 tablespoons.3 times a day before meals.
Recipe for chronic rheumatism.
It is necessary to warm the goose fat in a bowl, to warm the sea salt in a frying pan. Rub the entire body( except the head) in a heated bath with goose fat, then put on the feet of cotton socks, in which fill the sea salt. Lower your feet in socks with salt in a basin with steamed hay. The temperature of the napara must be high, such as you can withstand. Keep your legs in the pelvis as long as possible, pouring hot water as needed. The legs should warm up well. Rinse the goose fat with warm water. In no event should you pour cold water after a bath! Then immediately wrap up, drink 2-3 cups of tea from dried raspberries and immediately to bed. Repeat this procedure several times.
Lovestok with rheumatism
Grind 5 g of dry roots lovage, pour them 250 ml of water, soak for 10 minutes on low heat. After boiling, insist, wrapped, 2-3 hours, strain. Take 1 tbsp.l.3-4 times a day for 30 minutes.before meals. The field of this treatment painful attacks become less frequent and not so strong.
For rheumatic joint pain, a decoction of
sea buckthorn leaves will help 1 tablespoon of dry ground raw material boil for 10 minutes in 1 glass of water, filter and bring the volume to the source with boiled water. Take 1/2 cup 2 times a day.
Baths for rheumatism
For rheumatism, try taking baths with eucalyptus and pine broth.70 g of eucalyptus leaves pour 1 liter of boiling water and leave for 2 hours.50 g of pine buds, also pour 1 liter of water and boil for 20 minutes. Before taking a bath, mix the infusion with the broth. Then, put hot water in the tub, pour the healing mixture into it and lie there for 15 minutes. These baths take for a week every night. Then, for a while, take a break, but as soon as you feel the slightest pain, immediately repeat the course.
Mustard relieves pain in rheumatism
There is a very simple but effective remedy for rheumatism. You should take 0.5 liters of vodka and 1 tablespoon of mustard powder. Mustard pour vodka and insist 5 days. Before you rub this tincture, the bottle should be shaken well. Rub every night sick places, wrap them and go to bed. The course of treatment is a month. This is enough to completely get rid of the pain.
Tincture of ficus with rheumatic pains in the loins and joints, osteochondrosis, arthritic pains
Take the 2 lower green leaves of the indoor ficus wash under running cold water, chop, put in a jar and fill with a bottle of "Triple" cologne( 200 ml), or vodka and insistin the dark place of days 12-14.Then strain, wring out the remainder. Use tincture for rubbing and compresses. During the off-season this means not only relieves pain, but also prevents seizures.
Gathering for rheumatoid arthritis
It is necessary to prepare two parts of lime-colored flowers, willow bark, three-leaved birch leaves, and one part of wormwood and anise fruits. Mix, pour into the jar.1 teaspoon of mixture pour 1 cup of boiling water, boil for 5 minutes on medium heat, then insist for 30 minutes. Strain and take in a warm form for a glass 2-3 times a day half an hour after a meal. Inflammations pass quickly. In this collection, the three-leaved watch can be replaced with a gold thigh-bone.
Aconite from rheumatism
Rheumatism can be attributed to diseases that are inflammatory. This disease appears due to infection with streptococcus infection.
Rheumatism is characterized by painful lesions of the joints and heart muscle, in especially severe cases, heart defects can form. This disease often occurs with a different type of exacerbation, which is usually preceded by pharyngitis or angina.
Symptoms of rheumatism .After a lapse of one or two weeks after the patient has recovered from angina, fever develops with a high fever, most often at thirty-eight to thirty-nine degrees. In this case, there is an ache and severe pain in the joints. There is general weakness, loss of appetite. Rheumatism can manifest itself in the form of rheumatic heart disease, which is characterized by heart damage( see Myocarditis and Pericarditis).
How to treat rheumatism with traditional methods
Treatment has a long-term character. In the acute stage of the course of the disease the patient must be hospitalized in a hospital, where the treating doctors perform antibacterial and anti-inflammatory treatment.
How to treat rheumatism folk remedies
- For the treatment and prevention of rheumatism recommend to use onion broth. For its preparation, it is necessary to clean and cut three large bulbs and boil them in one liter of water for fifteen minutes. The broth is taken one glass in the morning, as soon as the patient wakes up and in the evening before going to bed.
- It is recommended to apply a fresh onion to the state of porridge to joints for twenty to thirty minutes two or three times a day.
- A good effect in treatment is achieved by combining the external treatment with potatoes with internal potatoes. It is recommended to consume at least half a cup of potato juice daily. The course of such treatment can be one month. Sometimes after a week-long break, the course of treatment with potato juice is resumed.
- You can also boil broth from potato peels and drink it. This broth can also be used as compresses.
- A whole month to drink raw potato juice at least 0.5 cups a day.
How to treat rheumatism with herbs and pickings
- Ten grams of St. John's wort must be poured with one glass of hot water, then boil for half an hour on low heat. Next, the broth cools and filters. Take it on a third of the glass three times a day for half an hour before meals. Store this broth for no more than three days.
- Two teaspoons of ground berries blueberries are poured into one glass of boiling water and insisted before cooling. Take infusion of two or three glasses a day for gout and rheumatism.
- In equal parts it is necessary to take flowers of elderberry and chamomile. They boil with boiling water. The resulting mixture is placed in a linen bag. It must be applied to the diseased joints.
- Within an hour, infuse a decoction of 6 potato flowers and a glass of boiling water. For a day to drink. Treatment lasts two months, then for the same period is interrupted and repeated for another two months.
- A large spoonful of bearberry is poured into a glass of boiling water and left for two hours. In day it is necessary to drink 2-3 glasses.
- Leaves and young shoots of cranberries are packed into a 1 liter jar for 1/3.The bank is poured vodka up to the top and placed under the sun's rays. Twice a day, drink two tablespoons of the drug.
- There are two glasses of boiling water on a small spoon of clown-shaped plaques. It lasts for half an hour. It is taken after meals on a tablespoon.
- 9 hours infused with a teaspoon of roots of curly parsley and dried herbs, seasoned with two glasses of boiling water. With infusions joints, infusion is drunk three days before eating 3 large spoons.
- There is a large spoon of cranberry leaves on a glass of boiling water. The tincture is ready in 30 minutes. Use 4 times a day on a large spoon.
- Flowers of lilac and vodka( 1:10) are closed for 10 hours in a bowl. Infusion take three times a day for 30 drops, rub them sore spots and make compresses.
- Buds of Scots pine( tsp) are poured with a glass of water. After 5 minutes, boil is filtered. The broth is taken in a warm form after eating a large spoon.
- 4 large spoons of celery are cooked in 0.5 liters of water. Boil until there is only one glass of water left. The whole drink to drink a day.
- In May pine needles fill a liter bottle. Pour in 56% alcohol and leave for 21 days in a warm place. Half an hour before a meal, take 8 drops on sugar. Course - six months.
- A glass of boiling water on a large spoon of tansy baskets. Tara wrapped for two hours. Take rheumatism before meals for 20 minutes on a large spoon. From the infusion do warm baths and compresses.
How to treat rheumatism with acupressure
Rheumatism can be cured with aconite.50 g of dry ground roots pour 0.5 liters of vodka( you can and strong mug).Insist in a dark place for two weeks. It turns out tincture of the color of strong tea. Rub it into the aching joints before going to bed( massage until all the medicine has absorbed), then tie them with a woolen cloth that should be kept for at least five hours. In the morning wipe these places with a damp cloth. After each such procedure, wash your hands thoroughly with soap, because aconite is a very poisonous plant. To be treated so 4 - 5 weeks, but then many years rheumatism will cease to disturb.
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With pain in the joints, it is recommended to do acupressure.
Massaging effects on the pain spots are performed with the index finger. Movements should be easy.
The duration of the entire massage should not exceed seven minutes. It is spent on both hands.
How to treat rheumatism with mudras
For acute rheumatic pain, it is recommended to perform the following mudra.
The little finger on the left hand connects with the ring finger on the right hand.
The same is done for the little finger of the right hand.
At the same time, the middle finger on the right hand should be connected to the index finger of the left hand.
The other hand is the same. Large fingers dilute widely.
Rheumatism: symptoms and treatment, prevention. How to treat rheumatism
Mechanism of development of the disease
The mechanism of the origin and development of the disease is associated with two main factors: the presence of the pathogen antigenic substances common to the tissue of the heart membranes and cardiotoxic effects of enzymes produced by β-hemolytic streptococcus.
With the penetration of the infection, the body begins to develop anti-streptococcal antibodies, forming immune complexes with antigens of the infectious agent, capable of circulating in the blood and settling in the microcirculatory bed. However, streptococcal enzymes and toxic products of its vital activity have a damaging effect on connective tissue and cardiac muscle.
The place of localization of the inflammatory process most often becomes the cardiovascular system. Also, a nonspecific inflammatory reaction in joints and serous membranes often develops.
Rheumatism, as well as for any other autoimmune pathology, is characterized by a wavy course, with periods of exacerbations and remissions. Provoke the development of exacerbation of various infectious agents, stress, physical overexertion and hypothermia.
The pathological process can spread to all cardiac membranes( such a condition in clinical terminology is called "pancarditis"), or to affect one of them.
In the early stages of the disease, its clinical picture determines myocarditis( it is in the myocardium that primary morphological disturbances are detected).Approximately 1.5-2 months after the onset of painful symptoms, inflammatory changes in the inner layer of the cardiac membrane( endocardium) are observed. As a rule, rheumatism initially affects the mitral valve, then follows the aortic valve, followed by the tricuspid valve.
Note: rheumatism is not characterized by damage to the pulmonary artery valve.
Classification of rheumatism
- Cardiac form( rheumatic carditis).In this condition, heart membranes become inflamed( rheumopancarditis), but first of all - myocardium( rheumomyocarditis).
- Articular form( rheumatic polyarthritis).There are inflammatory changes in the joints characteristic for rheumatism.
- Rheumatic chorea( dances of St. Witt).Increased activity of dopaminergic structures.
Symptoms of rheumatism
Rheumatism is a polysymptomatic disease, for which, along with general changes in the state, signs of affection of the heart, joints, nervous and respiratory system, as well as other organic structures are characteristic. Most often, the ailment makes itself felt 1-3 weeks after the infectious disease caused by group A beta-hemolytic streptococcus. In subsequent cases, the incubation period is usually reduced.
In a separate group of patients, primary rheumatism may occur 1-2 days after hypothermia, even without infection.
From the very beginning of the disease, patients complain of persistent pain in the heart, dyspnoea observed both during exercise and at rest, increased heart rate. Often in the right hypochondrium, due to circulatory failure in a large circle, edema appears, accompanied by a sense of heaviness. This condition is a consequence of the increase in the liver and signals the development of a heavily current diffuse myocarditis.
Pericarditis( rheumatic pericardial lesion) is a relatively rare form of pathology. Dry pericarditis is accompanied by constant pain in the heart area, and with exudative pericarditis, as a result of the accumulation in the cardiac bag of the exudate inflammatory fluid that separates the pericardium leaves, the pain disappears.
With the defeat of the musculoskeletal system, gradually increasing pain in the knee, elbow, wrist, shoulder and ankle joints develops. Articular joints swell, and they restrict active movements. As a rule, with articular rheumatism, after taking non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, the pains quickly stop.
When the cutaneous form of rheumatism develops, the permeability of the capillaries increases. As a consequence, small hemorrhages( petechiae) occur on the lower extremities( in the area of the extensor surface of the joints).Also, often on the skin of the lower legs and forearms appear dense, painless nodules( their sizes range from a millet grain to a large pea).At the same time, it is possible to form dark red painful large seals( the size of a cherry) penetrating the thickness of the skin and slightly rising above the surface. This pathological condition is called nodal erythema. It can be localized not only in the limb region, but also on the skin of the skull.
This is a relatively rare form of pathology( found in 5.4% of patients suffering from rheumatism).The development of the pathological process is accompanied by the emergence of intense pains that increase with inspiration, an increase in body temperature to 38-40 C. In patients, there are attacks of dry painful cough, in the affected half of the chest can hear pleural noise. Over time, the pain begins to subside, as well as pleural noise. However, the patient's condition worsens. Shortness of breath, febrile condition, respiratory noises begin to disappear, there is a strong weakness, cyanosis. Sometimes, due to the large amount of inflammatory exudates, there may be a lag in the breathing of one half of the chest, a sharp bulging of the intercostal spaces, very severe shortness of breath. Such patients take a forced semi-sitting position.
It should be noted that severe symptoms in rheumatic lung disease are relatively rare. More often the disease is accompanied by lighter manifestations of rheumatic fever.
Rheumatic disorders of the nervous system
Rheumatism sometimes affects the meninges, subcortical layer and brain substance. One of the manifestations of the disease is rheumachorea( dances of St. Witt).This pathology, characterized by involuntary convulsive contraction of the striated muscles, develops in childhood and adolescence. With a convulsive contraction of the glottis, there may be an attack of suffocation, leading to a sudden fatal outcome.
Rheumatic peritonitis, a pathological condition that often occurs with acute primary rheumatism, is typical only for all children and adolescents. The disease develops suddenly. The body temperature rises sharply, and signs of dysphagia appear( nausea, vomiting, stool disorders, cramping abdominal pains).
Diagnosis of rheumatism
When diagnosing "primary rheumatism" there are often certain difficulties. This is explained by the fact that rheumatic manifestations are very nonspecific, that is, they can be observed in other pathologies. And only the detection of a prior streptococcal infection and the presence of two or more signs of the disease may indicate a greater likelihood of rheumatic damage. Therefore, the diagnosis is based on the presence of syndromes( syndromic diagnosis of rheumatism stage I).
Clinical and epidemiological syndrome( the presence of data indicating the association of pathology with the infectious process caused by beta-hemolytic streptococcus group A);
Clinical and immunological syndrome( subfebrile condition, weakness, fatigue and violation of heart rate after angina or other nasopharyngeal infection).In 80% of patients the antistreptolysin titer is elevated, in 95% antibodies to cardiovascular antigen are detected. Biochemical signs of inflammation include accelerated ESR, dysproteinemia, detection of C-reactive protein;
Instrumental diagnosis of rheumatism( cardiovascular syndrome).
To instrumental methods of research carry:
- ECG( on cardiogram heart rhythm disturbances are rarely detected);
- heart ultrasound;
- X-ray examination( allows to determine the increase in the size of the heart, change its configuration, as well as a decrease in the contractile function of the myocardium);
Laboratory diagnostics. In the general analysis of blood there is an increase in ESR, shift of the leukocyte formula to the left, anemia. In the immunological analysis, the titer of ASH increases, the number of immunoglobulins of class A, G, M increases, C-reactive protein, anticardial antibodies and circulating immune complexes are detected.
Treatment of rheumatism
The best therapeutic effect is achieved with early diagnosis of rheumatism, which helps prevent the development of heart disease. Treatment is carried out in stages and in a complex. It is aimed at suppressing the activity of β-hemolytic streptococcus and preventing the development of complications.
I stage of treatment of rheumatism
In the first stage, the patient is assigned inpatient treatment. It includes medicamental therapy, diet therapy and exercise therapy. Appointments are made taking into account the characteristic features of the disease and the severity of the damage to the heart muscle.
Antibacterial therapy is used to eliminate the infectious agent. The only antibiotic that can cope with pyogenic streptococcus is penicillin. Currently, adults and children over 10 years of age are prescribed phenoxymethylpenicillin. In more severe cases, benzylpenicillin is recommended. As drugs of an alternative action, macrolides and lincosamides are used. The duration of the course of antibiotic therapy is at least 14 days. With frequent colds and exacerbations of chronic tonsillitis, another antibacterial drug( amoxocycline, cephalosporins) may additionally be used.
Antirheumatic therapy includes the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, which, depending on the patient's condition, can be used in isolation, or in combination with hormonal agents( no more than 10-14 days).NSAIDs should be applied until signs of an active pathological process are removed( an average of 1-1.5 months).
With prolonged and latent flow of rheumatism, patients are shown taking quinoline preparations( plaquenil, delagil).They are applied by long courses, from several months, to one or two years.
Also during the period of inpatient treatment, foci of chronic infection must be eliminated( 2-3 months after the onset of the disease, with an inactive process, it is recommended to remove tonsils).
II stage of treatment of rheumatism
The main task of this stage is restoration of normal functioning of the cardiovascular system and achievement of complete clinical and biochemical remission. The second stage of treatment is carried out in specialized cardio-rheumatological sanatoriums, where patients are prescribed a special health regimen, exercise therapy, hardening procedures, differentiated motor activity. Also, spa treatment of rheumatism includes mud therapy( applications on the affected joints), radon, hydrogen sulphide, chloride sodium, oxygen and carbon dioxide baths.
III stage of treatment of rheumatism
Dispensary follow-up, prevention of relapse prevention of disease progression. At this stage, therapeutic measures are carried out, contributing to the elimination of the active course of the pathological process. Patients with heart disease show symptomatic treatment of circulatory disorders. The issues of rehabilitation, work ability of the patient and his employment are also solved.
Principles of treatment of rheumatism in children
In the treatment of rheumatism in children, effective antibacterial therapy( single-dose intramuscular injection of penicillin G sodium salt) is first of all prescribed. When hemorrhagic manifestations shows the use of oral acid-fast penicillin V. In the presence of allergies to this drug, it can be replaced with erythromycin or azithromycin.
The duration of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs is at least 21 days.
In the case of rheumatic carditis, glucocorticoids are given( 1-2 mg per 1 kg of body weight) for 10-15 days. When leaving hormone therapy, salicylates are prescribed.
Rheumatism is a disease that does not pose an immediate threat to the life of the patient. Exceptions are acute meningoencephalitis and diffuse myocarditis, which occur mainly in childhood. In adults, for which the cutaneous and articular forms of the disease are more characteristic, the course is most favorable. With the development of rheumatic fever, there are minor changes in the heart.
The main prognostic criterion for rheumatism is the degree of reversibility of its symptoms, as well as the presence and severity of heart disease. In this case, the most unfavorable are constantly recurrent rheumatic carditis. However, an important role is played by the start of treatment( the later the therapy is started, the higher the probability of developing a defect).In childhood, rheumatism is much more severe than in adults and often causes permanent valve changes. In the case of the development of the primary pathological process in patients who have reached the age of 25, there is a favorable course of the disease without the formation of a defect.
It should be noted that changes in cardiac structures occur only in the first three years after the onset of initial signs of the disease. If during this time there are no valvular disorders, then the subsequent probability of their occurrence is rather low, even with the preserved activity of rheumatism.
Prevention of rheumatism
- Timely isolation of a patient who has a streptococcal infection.
- Follow-up monitoring of persons in contact with it( preventive single administration of bicillin).
- Hardening of the body.
How to treat rheumatism
Rheumatism is a pathological inflammatory process that is observed in the cardiac membrane in young people with a predisposition to the disease. Most often the disease progresses in autumn and winter and does not carry an epidemiological threat.Read also on:
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Based on the results of the research, it was found that rheumatism is an allergy to the infection of the streptococcal group. Rheumatism can be preceded by such diseases as inflammation of the middle ear, scarlet fever, tonsillitis, erysipelas and maternity fever. Unfortunately, the body does not know how to develop immunity against this disease, therefore, with repeated infection, rheumatism progresses with new strength.
Causes of rheumatism
The main provocateur of the disease is considered to be hemolytic streptococcus of group A, under the influence of which the pathogenic microorganisms are activated in the human body. For the prevention of rheumatism, antibiotic treatment is successfully used, since blood tests clearly show the presence of a large number of antibodies to pathogens.
Symptoms of rheumatism
Three weeks after infection with streptococcus, which can pass asymptomatically and unnoticed for the patient, usually begins to progress the acute disease. The main symptoms of such ailment are elevated body temperature, rapid heart rate, chills, profuse sweating, loss of strength, soreness and swelling of the joints. In the beginning, the joints that are more involved in movement get hit, and then smaller ones are affected. At the same time, their redness and swelling are observed, when felt, pain and burning are felt. In the chest, there is pain, a frequent uneven pulse is felt, a noise is heard in the heart, indicating that it is affected.
In children, the disease passes more gently and is rarely accompanied by any serious symptoms. However sometimes sometimes the child feels an indisposition and soreness of joints, which disappears during movement. In the absence of heart disease, the disease usually recedes, and rarely ends in a fatal outcome. If the heart still suffered, the life expectancy of such a baby is significantly reduced.
Prevention of rheumatism
The only possible preventive measure is to prevent streptococcal infection at an early stage. With competent and timely treatment with penicillin, you can minimize the risk of the onset and progression of rheumatism.
If a person has a predisposition to streptococcal infection, especially in cold seasons, it is recommended to apply 2 g of sulfazine every morning for a whole month or to make one injection of the drug bicillin.
Treatment of rheumatism with folk remedies
If you suffer from frequent pain, you can rub the sore spot with a warm saline solution. To do this, you need to dissolve 3-4 teaspoons in a glass of warm water and use it for rubbing with a piece of flannel.
Effective is rubbing with alcohol tincture of birch buds, which must be rubbed into problem areas in a circular motion.
Lay the birch buds and butter up to the top in a clay pot, then cover it tightly with a lid and cover the slits with a dough. Put the pot in a warm place, about a day, and after a day, squeeze the contents through gauze. In the resulting mixture, add a little camphor oil and stir. This homemade cream is recommended to use for grinding before going to bed, and it can be stored in the refrigerator, in a tightly closed glass jar.
The joints can be rubbed with an alcoholic tincture made of red pepper and the addition of sunflower oil, for a better slip.
Fern leaves, boiled with boiling water, can be added to the water when bathing. This procedure removes the pain syndrome and improves the general condition of the patient. Leaves of fresh fern are also recommended for use in place of a mattress.
Add 150 g of iodized salt and 70 g of dry mustard to the purified kerosene. Stir the mixture until smooth. Use this ointment follows the initial stage of the disease, as it has a weak effect.
Grind and grind a few chestnut fruits to powder, add a little camphor and interior lard. Obtain the ointment spread on a slice of bread a thin layer and attach to the affected joint. This procedure is recommended for use with radiculitis.
Radiculite pain will help remove tincture from acacia leaves of yellow, which should be taken orally 50 g daily.
White acacia flowers, which are infused with alcohol, help not only with radiculitis and rheumatism, but also with excessive deposition of salts. The product must be abundantly rubbed into sore spots.
Mix a small amount of medical sponge with melted butter and stir. The resulting mixture is rubbed into problem areas and knotted with flannel for the night. Often, this procedure is not recommended, only with severe pain, otherwise there may be irritation on the skin and a rash.
If the joints of the legs have suffered from rheumatism, it is necessary to construct a cover on the lower part of the body and fill it with birch leaves. It is necessary to put on such a cover for the night, so that the diseased legs completely surround the birch leaves. In this case, there will be a profuse sweating. When the leaves are completely covered with moisture, they should be replaced with fresh ones. This session is recommended to be held several times.
In summer, baths with fresh birch leaves will be very useful for rheumatism. They add vivacity, strengthen the body and have a curative effect on the aching joints. After such baths, you can lubricate joints with pure tar or ointment made from radish and kerosene juice.
The green leaf of burdock will help to remove the pain, which must be moistened with cool water and put on the sore spot with the "wrong side".Fix the compress with bandage and remove after the abating pain.